Protection Assistant at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

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  • Mubi, Adamawa, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) View on Map
  • Post Date : September 25, 2023
  • Apply Before : October 8, 2023
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  • Job ID 32848
  • Experience See Job Description
  • Gender Male or Famele
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Job Description

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection Assistant

Location: Mubi, Adamawa
Job Schedule: Full-time
Supervised by: Protection Team Leader
Reporting to: Protection Team Leader
Employment Period: 6 Months with possibility of extension

The Overall Purpose of the Role

  • The Protection Assistant, reporting to the Protection Team Leader and with the support of the Protection Officers, is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of various protection activities in the field locations under his/her responsibility.
  • These include Protection Monitoring, referrals and follow up of referrals (including establishing referral pathways), identification of IPA beneficiaries and follow up of cases, psychosocial support activities, and supervision of protection casual workers.
  • The Protection Assistant will also be responsible for supporting in conducting needs assessments.
  • He/she will support the preparation of protection activity reports and analysis, identifying and communicating protection concerns ng and programmatic needs in their targeted locations, supporting the protection officers in providing capacity building to key stakeholders, and the collection and management of project data ensuring the highest standards of data and information protection and confidentiality.

Job Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Protection Team leader, the holder of this position shall perform the following duties:

  • Ensure the organization and the implementation of all protection activities at field level in accordance with the agreed work plan and the international standards
  • Ensure the management of the field protection casual workers
  • Prepare necessary activity and protection reports (weekly, monthly, ad hoc) as required
  • Participate in conducting needs and programmatic assessments in targeted locations
  • Identify and intervene on protection cases in the camps and host communities with technical support from their line manager
  • Refer protection cases to partner agencies and seek to solicit services for them
  • Ensure all protection activities and cases are individually documented, filed, protected, and up to date in Kobo
  • Engage with communities directly and create awareness on human rights, child protection, SGBV, and other protection-related topics
  • Assist the protection officers in training community members, partner staff and other local authorities on protection topics
  • Identify protection trends as part of protection monitoring and bring this to the attention of the line manager for action planning
  • Carry out advocacy and sensitization activities at the field level
  • Participate in and actively recruit casual social workers as needed
  • Conduct community meetings, focus group discussions, and other direct community activities as part of protection monitoring
  • Monitor and account for DRC protection assets assigned to the field of operation
  • Liaise with security staff in DRC to always keep up to date on the security situation of the field base
  • Support r with itinerary planning for field visits by external staff and others
  • The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

Essential Requirements

  • Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Social Sciences, Social Work, Community Development, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Counseling, Human Rights, and other relevant disciplines.
  • 2 years. work experience in a humanitarian organization / with displacement-affected populations or significant experience as a DRC Protection social and outreach worker.
  • Knowledge of protection norms, principles, and activities
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and writing)
  • Professional fluency in English, and Hausa is a must. Higgi and Marghi is an added advantage.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites (remote / field sites) and to work during irregular working hours and in insecure environments.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills – self-motivated individual, able to take initiative and propose solutions, resilient, positive, and able to work independently.
  • Good understanding of the Northeast Nigeria operational context
  • Must have basic level computer skills.


  • Knowledge of protection activities such as protection monitoring, case management, psychosocial support services etc.
  • Good IT skills (especially MS Office) and the use of Kobo Collect.
  • Highly self-driven while striving for excellence under minimum supervision.

Salary & Benefits

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Application Closing Date
8th October, 2023 at midnight (GMT-time).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

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